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The Sniper is usually the fourth unlocked unit of the Progressive Era. The Sniper has moderately low damage and defense, but long attack range and moderately high speed. It gains a defense bonus in bushes and forests, and is effective against light units, e.g. Conscript, but vulnerable to both fast units and heavy units.

It has the skill "Dug-in", giving it a defense bonus if an attacking unit is more than 2 tiles from away.

Against Same Age Units

Heavy UnitsTank

Altough Tanks doesn't have enough mobility to get near to Snipers quickly, snipers are nearly ineffective against Tanks. Snipers don't have a high attack to stand against the massive defense and bonus against Ranged Units of the Tanks.

Light UnitsConscript

Conscripts are the primary targets for Snipers as they have massive attack and defense bonus against Light Units, so taking out conscripts with snipers should be the priority, The only way a Conscript can win a duel against a sniper is when it manages to get close-quarters and the sniper is not in a forest or in a bush.

Fast UnitsArmored Car

The Armored Car is a major threat. It is not as thick as a Tank but it's mobility allows it to get near a sniper to deny it's Dug In bonus and deal significant damage, even it the sniper is inside a forest. Avoid this matchup.

Artillery UnitsRapid Fire Cannon

Altough the Sniper isn't particularly harmful against Artillery, this isn't a fight the Rapid Fire Cannon can win. The great defensive bonuses of the Sniper means the low damage of the Rapid Fire Cannon can do nothing about it. Besides, apart from the Conscript, the Rapid Fire Cannon is a primary target for the Sniper.

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Sniper

Two Snipers


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Bronze Age Light Units SpearfighterHeavy Units WarriorFast Units Horseman
Ranged Units SlingerArtillery Units Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Units SoldierHeavy Units LegionnaireFast Units Mounted Warrior
Ranged Units ArcherArtillery Units Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Units MercenaryHeavy Units Armored InfantryHeavy Units BarbarianFast Units Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Units Mounted ArcherRanged Units Barbarian SlingerArtillery Units Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Units BerserkerHeavy Units Heavy InfantryFast Units Knight
Ranged Units CrossbowmanArtillery Units Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Units Great Sword WarriorHeavy Units Imperial GuardFast Units Heavy Knight
Ranged Units Longbow ArcherArtillery Units Cannon
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Ranged Units MusketeerArtillery Units Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Units Jaeger InfantryLight Units Brave WarriorHeavy Units HowitzerFast Units Lancer
Ranged Units RiflemanRanged Units Mounted BraveArtillery Units Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Units ConscriptHeavy Units TankFast Units Armored Car
Ranged Units SniperArtillery Units Rapid Fire Cannon
Modern Era Light Units Bazooka TeamHeavy Units Battle TankFast Units Mechanized Infantry
Ranged Units ParatrooperArtillery Units Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Units CommandoHeavy Units Universal TankFast Units IFV
Ranged Units MG TeamArtillery Units Rocket Artillery
Contemporary Era Light Units Strike TeamHeavy Units Assault TankFast Units Attack Helicopter
Ranged Units Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Units Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Light Units Ultra APHeavy Units Stealth TankFast Units Combat Drone
Ranged Units Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Units Microwave Blaster
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Ranged Units Satellite SpotterArtillery Units Rail Gun
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Artillery Units TurturretArtillery Units Medusa

Legend: Light Units= Light Unit Class Heavy Units= Heavy Unit Class Fast Units= Fast Unit Class Ranged Units= Ranged Unit Class Artillery Units= Artillery Unit Class